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New MCN July 13: King Kenny rides again!

Published: 12 July 2011

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale 13 July, we reveal Indian's new bike plans, only two months after the historic brand was acquired by Polaris, owners of Victory motorcycles.

Plus, we ride with 'King' Kenny Roberts at Mallory Park during the Festival of 1000 Bikes.

Also in this week's issue we test the new Moto Guzzi V7 racer against the Triumph Thruxton, MCN joins the production team at Norton building the new models, and your buying guide to the Suzuki GSX-R1000. 

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What you'll find in the 13 July issue of Motorcycle News:

Glory days return to Mallory Park
Mallory Park was transported back to its 1970s glory days last weekend as record-breaking crowds flocked to see 'King' Kenny Roberts and a slew of other racing legends take to the Leicestershire track.

 MCN June 1

MCN 1 June


 100,000 miles on GSX-R1000 in 30 months!
This 2008 GSX-R1000 has averaged 3350 miles a month, every month for nearly three years. In that time it's gone through 17 tyres, two batteries, 90 litres of engine oil, one thermostat and three chains - but the engine has never been apart.


Moto Guzzi V7 Racer vs Triumph Thruxton
The new Moto Guzzi V7 Racer  has been a success for the Mandello firm - but is it really good enough to compete against the class king, Triumph's classic sports-styled Thruxton?

 MCN 1 June

 MCN 1 June


MCN on the Norton production line
MCN spends three days on the shop floor at the Norton factory helping the small, passionate workforce battle the logistical complexity of building the new Commandos.



Rea's despair turns to elation at Brno
Gino Rea revealed that before taking his first-ever World Supersport win in Brno on Sunday he'd stopped looking forward to racing due to a series of technical problems he'd been plagued with.

MCN 1 June

 MCN 1 June


MCN: Number one for Triumph Daytonas
The Triumph Daytona 675 established Hinckley Triumph as a real competitor in the sports market, banishing memories of decent - but nowhere near class leading - 600 and 650 Daytonas. We've rounded up some of the best examples on

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